This Bitter Earth
Jesse, an introspective black playwright, finds his political apathy called into question by his boyfriend, Neil, a white Black Lives Matter activist. In this intimate and poetic new play, the couple must reconcile their passions and priorities as they reckon with issues of race, class, and the bravery it takes to love out loud.
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“This Bitter Earth” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Playwright – Harrison David Rivers
Director – Gregg T. Daniel
Associate Director – Darryl Johnson
Producer – Ray Paolantonio
Producer – Judith Moreland
Associate Producer – Blake Young-Fountain
Production Manager – Emily Jerez
Stage Manager – Maurie Gonzalez
Set Design – Brian Graves
Lighting Design – Derrick McDaniel
Sound Design – Yasmine El-Tayeb
Costume Design – Mary Jane Miller
Projection Design – Nick Santiago
Assistant to the Director – Christina Carlisi
Property Coordinator – Christine Joëlle
Intimacy Coordinator – Carly D. Weckstein
Fight Coordinator – Ken Merckx
Choreographer – Christina Carlisi
Social Media Producer – Dor Gvrtsman
Support for this program was provided through the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Office of Councilmember Paul Krekorian.